"It's always the same – alienation. It may be from the society, from the ones you love, from a context or even from your self certain days."

By VB

Per Dahlquist of promising post-punk rock project The ROLF, hailing from Stockholm, answers some QuickFire Questions to go with the release of the single You Are Here, a track that explores themes of alienation and disconnect in today’s world.

Who are the band members and what do they play? 

The ROLF is not a band as much as a project. For this particular tune the only band member is me, Per Dahlquist. Other stuff I working on demands several musicians and different mindsets and ideas but for this one: nope – just me. 

How and where did you get together? 

Most of the songs I record in my home studio. When we work more like a band we’re gather in the studio, but never more than two at the time due to space issues. More often we just send our stems between each other and I put everything together. 

What are the band’s main influences? 

I would say the overwhelming stuff like Love, Hate, the ever expending Universe, good coffee and Elvis Presley. 

Is there a particular ethos behind the single/EP/album or any particular music styles or events that inspired it? 

It’s always the same – alienation. It may be from the society, from the ones you love, from a context or even from your self certain days. An absolutely inexhaustible source. 

Can you briefly describe what the song song is about?

It’s mainly about the sadness of not being able to communicate with an older generation due to distance or just mutual disinterest. And more, the fear of it goes around, over and over again with the future generations and your dear ones. 

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